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post #11 of (permalink) Old 04-15-2002, 06:00 PM
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Re: Wandering CJ? Help needed

I was told if my wheels have any toe out they will follow any crack in the road. I turned the tie rods in some and the difference was profound! Might not be perfectly aligned now but my old cj is beyond the help of any alignment shop.
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Re: Wandering CJ? Help needed

I too was having a wandering problem on my 79 CJ7. I originally set the toe-in 1/4 inch on recommendation of a front end mechanic. No shop in my little town can do the front end with 35 inch tires. I had the front end out installing a Detroit and set the toe-in 1/2 inch when I re-installed everything. I drove about 5 miles on the highway before I realized my knuckles weren't white and I could relax my death grip on the steering wheel. The jeep is actually fun to drive now.
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Re: Wandering CJ? Help needed

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I have a very similar setup same as you . I have replaced everything up front , tie rod ends , all that stuff . I have the HD 1/2 " rise shackles from 4WD HARDWRE .Mine did do some wandering on the road . Saturday I got my new PWR steering box put in and WOWSERS what big difference Tony . Solid feel and more stable . Feels like I added 10 steering stabilizers . My .02 .

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Re: Wandering CJ? Help needed

yeah could be.

When I first bought the jeep it wondered bad, then I tightened down the steering box and it was safe to drive agian.

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Remy Dodge's post as well as the one I'm responding to are excellent. One thing I'd ad though is to take a look at the spring plates. Chances are if it's an old Jeep, one of them can be cracked and cause a whole host of problems.
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Re: Wandering CJ? Help needed

inverse tangent or inverse sine?? It seems that that would get me two different numbers?
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If you are in the range of a few degrees, they will be close to each other. For example, 3" of additional shackle over a 36" spring will be the same angle to one decimal place which is about as accurate as you can set it to.
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